Theatre department presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
Thursday, February 10, 2011
CANTON, Mo. -- An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough and a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins “Dead Man's Cell Phone,” a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur ''Genius'' Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play “The Clean House.” The play, about how we memorialize the dead, will be the third production for the Culver-Stockton College Theatre Department. The production will run Thursday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium on the campus of Culver-Stockton College.
Cast members for “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” include, Danielle Hauer, senior arts management major from Troy, Mo., as Jean; Beau Becraft, senior communication major from Memphis, Mo., as Gordon; Kathy Holstein, sophomore arts management major, as Mrs. Gottlieb; Whitney Colston, senior theatre major from Neosho, Mo., as Hermia; Tim Maples, sophomore musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., as Dwight; and Jerica Exum, senior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill., as the stranger. The ensemble cast includes, Lisa Button, freshman accountancy and finance major from Adel, Iowa; Alexis Westerhausen, senior biological chemistry major from Girard, Ill.; Dylan Green, freshman biology major from Pittsfield, Ill.; and Ian Heath, junior theatre and law major from St. Louis, Mo.
Production crew members for the performance include, Assistant Director Zach Martin, senior theatre major from Decatur, Ill.; Stage Manager Joey Burbach, senior theatre major from Grant City, Mo.; and Assistant Stage Managers Sara Dern, freshman theatre major from Merriam Woods, Mo.; and William Townsend, sophomore speech and theatre education major from Goodman, Mo.
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will be staged Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Ticket prices are adults, $8 and students, $5.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Fine Arts Division at email@example.com or (573) 288-6346.
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